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LG headquarters raided after accusations of damaging Samsung washing machines

LG headquarters raided after accusations of damaging Samsung washing machines

Bitter rivalries between South Korea's LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics reached a potential tipping-point on Friday, as prosecutors raided the former's headquarters over accusations of destroying the later's appliances ahead of a media event. Samsung had reported to authorities in Korean capital Seoul that several LG employees were seen deliberately damaging a number of their premium washing machines. The incident took place in German retail stores in September, shortly before the Berlin-hosted IFA electronics show.

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Temple Run VR makes a run for Samsung’s Gear VR headset

Temple Run VR makes a run for Samsung’s Gear VR headset

There's a saying that goes "build it and they will come", or something like that. Samsung has indeed built it, with "it" referring to one of the very few, if not the first, commercial virtual reality headset. And now they are coming, and by "they" we mean the apps and games that should make VR actually useful. Almost appropriately, one of the first to the race is Temple Run. Now you can, as the game describes it, "run for your life" in full view.

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PlayStation Now to feature in Samsung Smart TV 2015 lineup

PlayStation Now to feature in Samsung Smart TV 2015 lineup

In a rather surprising move, Sony has teamed up with Samsung to make the PlayStation Now game streaming/rental service available to Samsung's upcoming roster of Smart TVs next year. This will indeed spread Sony's gaming ecosystem beyond its consoles and into the realm of Smart TVs, giving those without a PS4 or PS3 in their homes access to Sony's wide range of games, mostly from the PS3 generation. On the other hand, it could also give buyers less incentive to buy a Sony Smart TV.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 update on the way with Note 2

Samsung Galaxy S4 update on the way with Note 2

As a bit of a holiday gift from the likes of Samsung, it would seem, both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have been added to lists of devices which will be getting an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. This update was NOT expected as previous lists shared by Samsung suggested that the cutoff point would be the Galaxy Note 3 from last year. Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4 will be getting an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop as well.

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Galaxy S6 customization features tipped with leather Alpha

Galaxy S6 customization features tipped with leather Alpha

It would appear that the backside of your next Samsung Galaxy device might well be as customizable as a Moto X. What you're seeing above and below is the newest edition of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, complete with leather. If a metal rim wasn't enough of a departure from Samsung's traditional all-plastic exterior, a full leather backing might well be the change the company needs to revitalize its next release for the ever-roving eye of the masses. We might well see a whole lot more of this for the Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress 2015 - soon!

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Samsung’s ready for the 4GB smartphone in 2015

Samsung’s ready for the 4GB smartphone in 2015

Samsung has struck up production of 4GB mobile memory, paving the way for smartphones and tablets with more working memory than ever in 2015. The chips, which Samsung Electronics claims are an industry-first of 8 gigabit (Gb), low power, double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM, are built on 20nm processes, and have not only the benefit of being faster than their predecessors - and, Samsung says, faster than their desktop and server counterparts in fact - also use less power, something unsurprisingly of vital importance when it comes to a mobile device. While it's big news for the chip firm, the implications are broader than just for the next flagship Galaxy, however.

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Samsung Look At Me app helps autistic kids make eye contact

Samsung Look At Me app helps autistic kids make eye contact

We often fancy technology and devices as great addons to our lives, but for some minorities, they can also be great enablers. Trying to harness the latest in smartphone technology, software development, and psychology, Samsung developed its new Look At Me app to help train children with autism make eye contact, recognize facial expressions and emotions, and ultimately help them develop better socials skills and bring them closer to family and friends. Best of all, to the kid, it's all just a game.

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Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 photos leak, no launch date yet

Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 photos leak, no launch date yet

The still unannounced Z1 is Samsung's latest, perhaps its last, hurrah to get the Tizen platform on a smartphone. Already delayed by a few weeks, at least based on initial rumors, the smartphone has now been spotted in a few press materials not yet meant for public eyes. But we've seen this before and we've seen press materials before, even official ones. None of which mattered in the end. The biggest question on everyone's mind now is "when" (perhaps other than "why").

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Samsung unveils Ultra Wide QHD SE790C curved monitor

Samsung unveils Ultra Wide QHD SE790C curved monitor

With the largest Consumer Electronics gathering just a few weeks away, some companies are starting to show their wares this early, probably to give your taste buds a good tease of what's to come. Samsung's latest reveal isn't one of its more sensational mobile devices. Instead, it is the company's latest entry into the curved TV/monitor market, a market that is largely dominated by itself and rival LG. The SE790C boasts of the same curvature as the rest of Samsung's roster, except in a wider body.

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